Fox, Samantha

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Name
Fox, Samantha Gender: F
Samantha Karen Fox
born on 15 April 1966 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 24°47' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 21°59 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 18°14'



Samantha Fox
photo: Elena Fontana, derivative work, license cc-by-sa-2.0

Biography

British singer and hot pin-up girl, coming as a strong No.17 in Steve Sullivan's "Glamour Girls - The Illustrated Encyclopedia," St. Martin's Griffin, NY, 1999. Fox was only 16 years old when her naked breasts greeted morning readers of the famous British tabloid, The Sun, and her fresh young blonde beauty, infectious smile, and 5'1", 99-pound, 36D-23-33 form shot her straight to the top."

She had a pop music hit, "Touch Me (I Want Your Body);" 1986, selling more than four million copies worldwide. A calendar, video clip and album paved the way for a Playboy pictorial, 1996, as well as previous Oui, Penthouse, New Look and Club layouts. Talented, funny, and sincere, Sammy's inspired her fans with her uniquely styled dance, rock, house, and torch songs.

She was born to a working class family who did the best they could, sending her to private school and avidly supporting her interests in swimming and singing.

She wanted to sound just like Stevie Nicks, but couldn't quite get it. They also had to contend with a hip abnormality requiring Sam to wear a leg brace for three years. The family traded their East End home for nicer digs in the north, but Sammy kept her Cockney hard-working spirit and knew she'd be famous some

day. In 1993, Sam's musical efforts with four school friends was noticed by Lamborghini Records. The company released two singles, which didn't chart or

sell well. About that same time, Sam's mom entered a photo of her 16-year-old daughter into the "Face of '83" contest in the "Sunday People" magazine. Sam was a finalist and went on to take second place, but more importantly, her phenomenal figure got noticed by credible photographers; a refreshing change to the questionable sorts that had been after Sam for some time.

Sam did a sitting with one of those pros for The Sun's "Page Three" feature. That tabloid was the most famous out of several in the UK that featured a daily topless picture of a young Brit lass in their paper. Sam's 36D assets and dazzling smile were an immediate hit and a star was born.

An illustrious three year reign as the No.1 Page Three Girl, plus commercial endorsements, TV appearances, and international modeling opportunities, put Sam at the top of the European glamour scene. She had her own calendars, clothing line, night club, and a fan club boasting 10,000 members.

Sammy wasn't the first Page Three girl to record a single. As a gimmick, it was pretty common. But Sam liked singing so much, she wanted it to be different. With her dad as manager, they negotiated with Jive Records to do a song named "Touch Me". The producer, Jon Astrop, was singularly impressed with her professionalism and enthusiasm.

The efforts of all parties involved paid off big when "Touch Me" went silver after two weeks and on to No.3 in the British charts. Internationally, it did even better hitting No.1 in fourteen countries. Jive decided to produce an entire album and started a major publicity campaign. They decided to keep Sam's topless career and music career separate, and that distinction has continued to this day. After her 21st birthday she announced that she was leaving Page Three for good.

When Jive brought Sam to the States with the support of RCA records, she enjoyed her biggest commercial success ever. "Miss America's" first single hit No.4 in the pop chart. She guest VJ'd on MTV for a month and started working hard on her second album. The idea was to create an image of a tough, street-smart, yet gorgeous woman and toss in a British accent. Fox continued to explore bawdy themes and don lusty garb as her third album. "Wanna Have Some Fun" hit the scene in 1988. Songs like "Next To Me," "Your House or My House" and "Hot For You" earned her an "airhead pop" label by most rock critics. They considered her efforts "a small step for humanity, a big step for lip gloss."

She toured the world in 1989, embracing her new rock star life. The life she'd dreamed of since standing in front of her mirror at home singing into her hair brush.

While the naughty-girl image was a commercial success, it's not what Sam wanted to do forever. Jive, however, was moving ever farther in that direction dealing exclusively in black urban dance music. Her fourth album, therefore, had a split personality: Full Force and C&C Music Factory the first half, and rock-pop for the rest. It was an excellent demonstration of Sam's versatility as she sounded great doing it all. But Jive's lack of enthusiasm, combined with a distribution problem led to the album falling through the cracks and being mostly ignored. Except for one "Entertainment Weekly" reviewer who gave it a much deserved "A" rating, even suggesting Sam could take Madonna's place as most provocative artist!

The Greatest Hits album was Jive's final cash-in on Sam. Released without even asking her for inputs or writing a retrospective, it was the end of their contract with Sam. It was a mutually beneficial separation. Since that time, Sam's been making music on her own and waiting for the right deal to come along. She's been in the English papers for visiting the UK troops in Bosnia (before the American's made it safe!) and other charitable acts. Joined by other young models, Fox helped raise more than $1,000 for Bob Geldoff's African Relief project in 1983.

In 1995, Sam took a chance to anonymously enter a song into the UK part of the Eurovision song contest. Known only for the merits of the song, Sam came in fourth out of 800 entries. Late that same year, Sam was extended a special invitation by The Sun to do one more photo shoot celebrating the 25th Anniversary of "Page Three." Sam appeared in the paper for an entire week, every day wearing a little less until Friday, when her first topless picture in eight years was printed poster size.

Sam now manages her music career one project at a time maintaining the control that was so impossible in the heady and hectic first decade.

You may find some of her pictures at www.samfox.com and others at a site

called 'screen saver heaven', under 'F' in the celebrity department.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Begin Major Project 1989 (Made world tour)
  • Work : New Job 1993 (Two records with Lamborghini Records)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1995 (Hit song, "Touch Me")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1995 (Entered song in Eurovision contest)
  • Work : New Job 1996 (Playboy spread)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1999 (No.17 hot pin-up girl)

Source Notes

Helene Schnitzer of Amsterdam quotes her in person at a private party

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Appearance gorgeous
  • Traits : Body : Hair (Blonde)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Bone (Hip abnormalities)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Sex Organs (Natural large breasts)
  • Vocation : Beauty : Model (Numerous magazines)
  • Vocation : Beauty : Sex-symbol
  • Vocation : Business/Marketing : Advertising (Endorsements)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality (TV appearances)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Hit singles)

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